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Wisdom and Ignorance

327 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.

[aphorist] Dale Carnegie, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (162 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

"Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."

[aphorist] Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (hardcover)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

"Contrariwise," continued Tweedledee, "If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic."

[aphorist] Lewis Carroll, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1500 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] David Knight

An expert is someone who is one page ahead of you in the manual.

[aphorist] David Knight, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (976 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To "be" means to be related.

[aphorist] Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity, 1933 (4th ed., 1958), in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Science and Sanity (hardcover)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (597 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whenever anyone says anything he is indulging in theories.

[aphorist] Alfred Korzybski, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (20 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.

[aphorist] Akiro Kurosawa, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (481 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I don't know I don't know, I think I know. If I don't know I know, I think I don't know.

[aphorist] R. D. Laing, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (161 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

[aphorist] Lao Tsu, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (166 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A witty saying proves nothing.

[aphorist] Voltaire, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (334 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

[aphorist] Voltaire, in [category] Art and Literature and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information.

[aphorist] Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (368 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience.

[aphorist] Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

[aphorist] H. G. Wells, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (110 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Half a man's life is devoted to what he calls improvements, yet the original had some quality which is lost in the process.

[aphorist] E. B. White, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (449 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is an admirable thing, but nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

[aphorist] Oscar Wilde, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (445 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I am not young enough to know everything.

[aphorist] Oscar Wilde, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (428 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I was asked by the customs if I had anything to declare. I said: Yes, I'd like to declare -- I'm a genius!

[aphorist] Oscar Wilde, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (545 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

[aphorist] Oscar Wilde, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (153 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

[aphorist] H. H. Williams, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance and [category] Work and Recreation

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